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  Reply # 369916 19-Aug-2010 17:31
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Hopefully they will mail us the details...........!!!!!!!!

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  Reply # 369922 19-Aug-2010 17:40
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System: This was posted on the slingshot forums at 4:26pm:


Hi guys,

The plan will be available within an hour - we're just going through the final stages of the plan release.

Regards,

Adrian


Fail. is this going to be like vodafone when they had an  iphone 4  launch. delays after  delays




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  Reply # 369923 19-Aug-2010 17:49
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You can now sign up on their site, on the main page there is a banner near the bottom, click that and sign up from there

I have already done it




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  Reply # 369931 19-Aug-2010 18:10
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Any bets on how long this plan will last before it's canned? I'm going to say 4-5 months

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  Reply # 369933 19-Aug-2010 18:11
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Or ring them like i did




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  Reply # 369934 19-Aug-2010 18:11
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I just signed up, I chose the direct debit option, and there was a note saying my account won't be created until I send in the DD form, does that mean I won't be connected until then or what?

Why can't I just pay my own bills?

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  Reply # 369937 19-Aug-2010 18:24

Grrrr, they have a banner on their website, saying all you can eat. I click the link, and it takes me to a signup form. I don't want to sign up, I just want to read what the specs of the plan are and the terms. Is that too much to ask?

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  Reply # 369938 19-Aug-2010 18:26
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Plan Information

� Price: $79.95 /month plus the cost of your Slingshot Homeline

� Speed: Full Speed

� Data cap: None!

� Contract term: 24 months

� Bundle requirement: Must have a Slingshot Homeline & direct dial calling. Slingshot homelines start from $40 per month



Fine Print (aka 'boring stuff')

� Early Termination Fee (ETF): is $149. This applies if you leave Slingshot OR if you switch to a different Slingshot broadband plan before your contract is over. Please note: Slingshot homeline and tolls have a minimum 12 month contract and are subject to a $25 ETF for each service

� Modem: you'll need to BYO modem or buy one separately. This plan is so hot, that we're not able to offer free or discounted modems with it.

� Usage: for residential use only. Each plan is to be used for a single household use only and cannot be resold to another party, or shared amongst households. We reserve the right to terminate service if our terms of use aren't being met

� Unused Datablocks: if you're already a Slingshot customer and have an unused datablock, it will be cancelled when you're transferred to our All You Can Eat plan (but hey, you won't need it anyway!)

� Availability: it's limited to the first 10,000 customers who sign up

Plus the normal Slingshot Terms & Conditions apply







SIGNUP INSTRUCTIONS



If you're an existing customer:

We're putting the finishing touches on the upgrade process for existing customers now.

In the meantime, please call us on 0800 89 1000 to upgrade your plan to our new All You Can Eat plan.



If you're new-to-Slingshot:

You can either sign-up online or call us.



To sign-up online

1. Please go to our website www.slingshot.co.nz

2. Click on the 'Better Home Bundles' image in the middle

3. Enter your street address and click 'GO'.

4. Check out the pricing for your area, then click on 'Click here to sign up online' at the bottom.

5. Follow the instructions to sign up.



Call us on 0800 89 1000

If you're switching over to Slingshot from another provider, be sure to have your homeline & broadband account details handy.





FAQs

I'm an existing Slingshot broadband customer. When will my upgrade take effect?

If you're already on an FS/FS plan, you'll be upgraded at the end of your billing period. If you're not currently on an FS/FS plan, you'll be upgraded immediately.



Is this plan available in all parts of NZ?

Absolutely! As long as broadband is available at your address, you can sign up for this plan.



Is this available as Naked DSL?

No, you must have a Slingshot homeline and tolls to be eligible for this plan.



I'm already under contract on a different Slingshot broadband plan. If I switch to the All You Can Eat plan, do I have to pay an ETF?

No. We won't apply any ETF.



I'm already under contract on a different Slingshot broadband plan. If I switch to the All You Can Eat plan, will you add 24 months to my existing contract?

No, your existing contract term will just be 'topped-up' to be 24 months in total.



How will Slingshot prioritise traffic for users on this plan?

Traffic will be prioritised in the following order:



1. VOIP, Gaming, NZ Content, 'Regular' browsing

2. Streaming, FTP

3. Email

4. Exceptions (that is, traffic that we are unable to classify by any other service described here)

5. Peer 2 Peer, file sharing



Will users have their speeds throttled based on the amount they have downloaded?

No.



Will the users of the 'All You Can Eat' plan affect the speeds or bandwidth allocation of our customers on capped plans?

No, as it is a separate allocation of bandwidth.

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  Reply # 369939 19-Aug-2010 18:26
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 So how long does my "reservation" last, because I am still on Big Time?

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  Reply # 369941 19-Aug-2010 18:31
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Hi all,

Thanks to sep11guy and numfarr for posting that info - you beat us to it :)

Thanks to others for the feedback - we're working to get these details up on our website asap. But until then, please refer to the details above.

Thanks for all of your interest - we're really excited about this new plan, too!

Thanks,
The team at Slingshot




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  Reply # 369943 19-Aug-2010 18:32

Interesting that traffic is prioritized by the following

 

Traffic will be prioritised in the following order:



1. VOIP, Gaming, NZ Content, 'Regular' browsing

2. Streaming, FTP

3. Email

4. Exceptions (that is, traffic that we are unable to classify by any other service described here)

5. Peer 2 Peer, file sharing

 

 

 

I wonder how that priority list compares to other ISP's or the regular capped plans. They also appear to be doing the same thing telecom did, by pooling all uncapped users in the same bandwidth pool, and all capped users will have a seperate pool of bandwidth.

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  Reply # 369947 19-Aug-2010 18:45
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Can I move my current naked connection over to this with a commitment of zero downtime? That is, you sort out provisioning the line that I dont want and connect it up without the internet going down for more than a few mins while they fiddle with the wires at the exchange?




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  Reply # 369950 19-Aug-2010 18:51

I asked the same question -- the reservation is permanent, within a reasonable amount of time, say a fortnight or so. The e-mail says this too.

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  Reply # 369956 19-Aug-2010 18:59
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Does anyone know if you can get a static IP on this plan?




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  Reply # 369966 19-Aug-2010 19:26
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just signed up! fingers crossed its good

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